Archive for February 23rd, 2009
Translation– the other side of the tapestry
Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña in adult bilingualism, grammar, vocabulary on February 23, 2009
That’s what Cervantes is to have have expressed. And I think it provides a nice mental picture of translation.
A recent story in the Mercury News discusses the need for qualified translators in the Los Angeles court system. At the same time a recent blog posted a reaction to another blog soliciting translation of the Mexican firearms statute presumably by untrained translators. Can bilinguals who have no training in translation accurately translate? Does it matter what they’re translating and who will read it? Is translation really that hard? Read the rest of this entry »
The disadvantages of monolingualism
Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña in in the news, just for fun on February 23, 2009
Looking for Mr. Prawo Jazdy.